Horst Meyer

Fritz London Professor Emeritus

Office: 
0069 Physics Bldg, 0067 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2520
Fax: 
919-660-2521 & 2525

Details

Oscillatory and relaxation studies in the convection of supercritical 3He
Physica B (2003)

Convection in a very compressible fluid: comparison of simulations with experiments
Physical Review (2003)

Oscillatory and relaxation studies in the convection of supercritical 3He
Physica B (2003)

Convection in a very compressible fluid: comparison of simulations with experiments
Physical Review (2003)

Onset of Convection in a Very Compressible Fluid: The transient Toward Steady State
Physical Review (2002)

Onset of Convection in a Very Compressible Fluid: The transient Toward Steady State
Physical Review (2002)

Heat Transfer and Convection Onset in a Compressible Fluid: 3He Near the Critical Point
Physical Review (2001)

Heat Transfer and Convection Onset in a Compressible Fluid: 3He Near the Critical Point
Physical Review (2001)

Heat Transfer in a pure near-critical fluid: Diffusive and Convective regimes in 3He
Physica (2000)

Crossover Behavior in 3He and Xe near Their Liquid-Vapor Critical Point
Physical Review (2000)

Professor Horst Meyer is interested in the properties of fluids near their liquid-vapor critical point. These show a singular behavior as the critical point is approached. For instance the compressibility and the specific heat diverge, and so does the thermal conductivity. The thermal diffusivity, however, tends to zero, and the equilibration times become very long. The program at Duke, supported by a NASA grant, has focussed on a comprehensive study of these properties in 3He and in 3He-4He mixtures. Recently the equilibration mechanism of 3He near the critical point was investigated. The most recent studies deal with heat transfer in 3He, where the transition from conduction to convection and to early turbulence are investigated and compared with predictions and numerical simulations by several groups in Japan and in France. These studies are relevant to the NASA microgravity program.

Earlier research dealt with heat transfer in liquid 4He and 3He-4He mixtures near the superfluid transition, and with the investigation of the orientational ordering in solid hydrogen and deuterium by various methods (NMR, heat transport, acoustics).

Education:
Ph.D. - University of Geneva
B.S. - University of Geneva

Acoustic Measurement in Liquid He3-He4 Mixtures Near the Superfluid Transition
In Proceedings of International Conference of Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids edited by . 1977; pp. 307. : University of Tokyo Press.

Transport Properties in Liquid He3-He4 Mixtures Near the Tricritical Point
In Quantum Fluids and Solids edited by S.B. Trickey, E.D. Adams and J.W. Duffy. 1977; : Plenum Press.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Solid H2 and D2 Under High Pressures
In Proceedings of the 9th International Low Temperature Conference edited by . 1964; pp. 1095. : Plenum Press.

Specific Heat of Four Rare-Earth Compounds Between 0.4 and 5 K
In Proceedings of the 9th International Low Temperature Physics Conference edited by . 1964; pp. 897. : Plenum Press.

Nuclear Susceptibility of Liquid Helium-3 Under Pressure
In Proc. 8th Intern. Low Temp. Conf., London edited by . 1962; pp. 19. : .

Nuclear Susceptibility of Solid He3
In Proc. 7th Intern. Conf. Low Temp. Phys. edited by . 1960; pp. 339. : Toronto University Press.

The Specific Heat of Some Rare-Earth Garnets Between 1.4 and 20 K
In Proc. 7th Intern. Conf. Low Temp. Phys. edited by . 1960; pp. 238. : Toronto University Press.

Low Temperature Paramagnetism of Trapped 02 Molecules
In Proc. 7th Intern. Conf. Low Temp. Phys. edited by . 1960; pp. 134. : Toronto University Press.

and Magnetic Properties of Cerium Ethyl Sulphate below 0.02 and 1 K
In Proc. Roy. Soc edited by . 1959; : .

The Magnetic Susceptibility of Oxygen in a Clathrate Compound II
In Proc. Roy. Soc. edited by . 1957; pp. 414-421. : .

1993 The Fritz London Memorial Prize, The 20th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
1982 Jesse Beams Prize, American Physical Society
1960 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship